Nominations open for Clacks Business Awards

NOMINATIONS are open for the fifth annual Clackmannanshire Business Awards.

After the huge success of the last four years the Alloa Advertiser alongside event partners, Business Gateway, Ceteris, Developing the Young Workforce Forth Valley, Diageo, DigitalBoost and Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association are gearing up for another fantastic evening where we will be rewarding and celebrating the local Clackmannanshire business economy.

The event has created a platform for local businesses and employees to demonstrate how their work, products, business strategies and services are making an impressive contribution within Clackmannanshire and further afield.

The local business community is thriving so we want to hear about those business based right here in the wee county who have great success stories to celebrate.  The prestigious awards gala dinner year will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at The Alloa Town Hall.

The awards will go to companies and their dedicated employees that are leading the way. Earn your business the recognition for its achievements and reward staff for making your business what it is. Nominations can be placed by the business themselves, employees or customers.

How to place a nomination

It couldn’t be easier and will only take around 30 minutes to complete.
Nominations are done through the event website at

Read though the award categories and criteria and submit your nominations.

You can place more than one nomination within different award categories.

Earn your business the recognition for its achievements and reward staff for making your company what it is.

Nominations can be placed by the business themselves, employees, customers or suppliers.

Previous winners include Inglewood House and Spa, Airbornne Lens and Rhona McCallum Ltd to name a few. These awards are open to everyone and we encourage you to shout about the great work taking place right here in Clackmannanshire.

Please note that any information provided as part of the nomination may be used within the Alloa Advertiser and one of the editorial team could be in touch.  It’s GREAT publicity for your business! Don’t delay nominate today!

There are eleven categories and you have until Thursday, July 12, 2018 to enter.

The prestigious awards dinner will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Alloa Town Hall and promises to be a night full of celebration and entertainment.

This year’s categories open for nominations are:

Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Ceteris

This award is to recognise a business that has had outstanding commercial growth within their industry sector.

Judges will be looking for businesses that can demonstrate innovative projects, impressive results and a focus on employee engagement.

Best Not-For-Profit Organisation Award

From public sector agencies to third sector- charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations, Clackmannanshire has them all.

This award is to recognise the incredible achievements of our best not-for-profit organisations headquarted in Clackmannanshire.

Community Spirit Award

This award recognises a business or company that put’s the community at the heart at what they do. From staff volunteering hours to CSR initiatives, has your company put giving back high on the agenda? We want to hear from businesses that have made a positive impact on the local community.

Embracing Digital Technology Award – sponsored by DigitalBoost

Digital platforms, communication and strategies are essential for every business.

Are you a business who has implemented a digital element, such as an e-commerce system or a social platform, that has revolutionised the processes in your company?

Have you embedded a digital system that has improved customer experience? Tell us about how digital has helped your business grow.

Excellence in Customer Service Award

Customers are very important in all businesses and we want to recognise a business that has gone above expectations. If you offer excellent customer service within your business practice, then we want to hear from you today.

Most Promising New Business Award – sponsored by Business Gateway

It takes something special to make your mark in business. This award will go to a new Clackmannanshire business that demonstrates an organic growth strategy and has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.

Success through Sustainability Award

Responsible and remarkable. The winner of the award for sustainability will be a company that can show a consistent commitment to social and environmental improvements as part of its economic strategy.

It will have systems in place to improve resource efficiency, have capacity and responsibility to contribute to socio-ecological improvements and engage with communities and other businesses to create a more sustainable economy.

Does your company have a sustainable strategy that could be rewarded in 2018?

Excellence in Staff Development – sponsored by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association

The workforce is the very heart of every business and its most important asset. We want to recognise a business which supports its employees to be the best they can be.

Are you innovative in your training initiatives, do you strive to develop the skills of your workforce, do you recognise and reward progression internally for members of staff? If so we want to hear from you today.

Most Impressive Employee of the Year

We understand that most businesses wouldn’t be where they are without the strong workforce behind them. We want to hear about an employee that has gone above and beyond the call of duty over the last year.
Let’s celebrate their hard work, achievements and outstanding contribution to their role and business.

Family Business of the Year

This category is for a family business of any size, in any sector, which has enjoyed outstanding success. Are you a business steeped in family history or a new start-up enjoying a successful start to your family business career, then we what to hear from you!

Apprenticeship Award

This category is to celebrate Apprentices across all sectors, and recognising an individual who is set for a successful career in their chosen field.

Whether your Apprenticeship programme specialised in engineering, healthcare or professional services, we want to highlight an individual who demonstrated significant improvement, a great work ethic and is an ambassador for Apprentices in the Clackmannanshire Area.